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Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Architecture Summit 2013
Author: Darren Gosbell Date Posted: 2/8/2013 9:47:47 AM
If your organization depends on you to design and develop state-of-the-art business critical solutions leveraging the features and functionality of SQL Server and SQL Azure 2012, you can't afford to miss the SQL Server Enterprise Architect Summit (SEAS)!

To maintain your competitive edge in SQL Server, this is your opportunity to further sharpen your skills with the software engineers from Microsoft SQL Server product development team.

The SQL Server Enterprise Architect Summit (SEAS) is a two-day, intensive 400-level event designed for experienced database architects and database administrators.

Join Nicholas Dritsas and Emil Velinov - two of the most highly experienced members in the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (CAT) in Redmond. Nicholas and Emil have assisted and advised customers with deploying and tuning some of the largest deployments of SQL Server in the world.

This is an opportunity to hear first-hand as they share best practices, real world experience, design and deployment of mission-critical SQL Server enterprise solutions.

Join us for the opportunity to gain the most insightful real-world implementation experience from these top-gun
SQL software engineers.

You don't want to miss this unique opportunity!

When: Wednesday 27th - Thursday 28th February, 2013
Where: Microsoft Office
Level 5,
4 Freshwater Place
Southbank, VIC 3006

Register Here:

Pre- requisites

SEAS training is 400 level training and very technical. Please ensure this is appropriate to your skill-set.
We recommend the SQL Server and SQL Azure Tracks in Microsoft Virtual Academy as material to prepare.

Nicholas Dritsas

Nicholas is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation. Nicholas has been working with SQL Server and Business Intelligence for the past 14 years as part of Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) and SQL Server Product group. In his time at MCS, he acted as Lead Architect for a number of Fortune 500 SQL Server and BI implementations, including Hilton Hotels, Nestle USA and Walt Disney. Since 2006, he joined the SQL Server CAT team, focused on the largest and most complex SQL Server and BI projects in Asia. Nicholas has presented numerous times in internal and external events and conferences around BI subjects and best practices. Nicholas proven to lead mission critical application across the world.

Emil Velinov

Emil is a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Azure Customer Advisory Team (CAT) at Microsoft Corporation. He is based in New Zealand, with regional customer engagement responsibilities at APAC level. Emil brings years of field experience with technologies ranging from BizTalk Server, SharePoint, WCF/WF, Windows Server AppFabric, to most recently, the entire range of Windows Azure platform and infrastructure services. Emil has always been passionate about working with customers to ensure the best possible outcome using the most appropriate technology, architecture, and design for a given project. Before joining the CAT team, Emil spent 7 years with Microsoft Consulting Services, architecting and delivering some of the largest BizTalk and SharePoint projects in New Zealand and Australia.


Day 1 - Wednesday 27th 2013 (Azure)

1. How to scale to SQL Azure
2. Best practices for installing and configuring SQL Server 2012 on Windows Azure IaaS
3. Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
4. Learn from the Largest Azure Projects in the World

Day 2 - Thursday 28th 2013 (SQL Server)

1. AlwaysOn HA/DR Design Patterns, Architectures and Best Practices
2. Columnstore Index Implementation and Performance
3. Learn from the Largest SQL Server customers
4. Microsoft Big data

Venue: Microsoft Office, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, VIC 3006 | Duration 9am-4pm 27-28 Feb 2013 | On: Wednesday, February 27, 2013